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    What Replaced Wrestling in the Olympics

    The world's craziest crazy golf course? - CNN.com

    Golf. Cm'n Man, who needs golf in the Olympics? Are they forcing the Chinese to take up golf for new courses. I prefer wrestling in the Olympics by far. And I golf.


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    Re: What Replaced Wrestling in the Olympics

    I'm not really a wrestling fan, but I don't agree with removing it from the games.




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    Re: What Replaced Wrestling in the Olympics

    yeah, i dont think you should remove one of the staples of the games since the start of the olympics.


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    Re: What Replaced Wrestling in the Olympics

    My problem with Golf in the olympics and even Basketball, Hockey and those types now, is that it's just a big pro-athlete get together. At least in wrestling, that was pretty much the pinnacle in any person's wrestling career. For the pros though, the chance to compete for a gold medal is just another notch in the belt, it really takes away from the Olympic spirit imo.



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    Re: What Replaced Wrestling in the Olympics

    It's not unheard of for sports to come and go from the Olympics, some day wrestling will probably come back



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    Re: What Replaced Wrestling in the Olympics

    bring back baseball!













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    Re: What Replaced Wrestling in the Olympics

    I just don't get this move. I love golf but it doesn't belong in the olympics. I still don't get Modern Pentathalon or Show Jumping getting to stay, and removing Wrestling...


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    Re: What Replaced Wrestling in the Olympics

    It's just ******* stupid, that's what it is. Wrestling has been an Olympic sport since the original run from Marathon in ancient Greece. I don't even like wrestling very much, but seriously-- **** the IOC.



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    Re: What Replaced Wrestling in the Olympics

    I don't really care which sport gets removed, but Modern Pentathlon and Equestrian are among the oldest events remaining.



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    Re: What Replaced Wrestling in the Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by westlbcyclone View Post
    I just don't get this move. I love golf but it doesn't belong in the olympics. I still don't get Modern Pentathalon or Show Jumping getting to stay, and removing Wrestling...

    It's all about ticket sales and TV sets.......Wrestling wasn't a big draw

    -- the Big Ten added Maryland and Rutgers to their conference for the TV sets......i.e. cable subscribers onthe eastern seaboard

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    Wrestling in Olympics? a tougher sell for TV



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    Re: What Replaced Wrestling in the Olympics

    If the ioc reinstates wrestling, they certainly found a way to revive a dying sport. As a wrestling fan myself, nothing has brought national attention to the sport like this.



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    Re: What Replaced Wrestling in the Olympics

    What's ironic is that ISU has an alum on the IOC Executive Committee in Nawal El Matawakel. She made history in 1984 becoming the first Muslim female gold medal winner. She was still at ISU in 1987 when the wrestlers won the NCAAs, so she has to know how important wrestling has been to her alma mater. Hopefully, she did not vote to remove it.



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    Re: What Replaced Wrestling in the Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Jambalaya View Post
    It's all about ticket sales and TV sets.......Wrestling wasn't a big draw
    The wrestling venues at the Olympics are consistently sold out.

    Is it the sport's fault that the dipwads at NBC don't air any of it?



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    Re: What Replaced Wrestling in the Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Jambalaya View Post
    It's all about ticket sales and TV sets.......Wrestling wasn't a big draw
    Compared to Gymnastics? No. But wrestling averaged more viewers than many Olympic sports.



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    Re: What Replaced Wrestling in the Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    The wrestling venues at the Olympics are consistently sold out.

    Is it the sport's fault that the dipwads at NBC don't air any of it?
    America isn't the only country broadcasting the Olympics. Tens of millions of people watched the average wrestling match in the Olympics.



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